We’ve been waiting for more details on the PlayStation 5 since it was announced in 2019, and we’re finally in touching distance. The PS5 will ship on Nov. 12 in the US, and we know it’ll cost $400 for the digital-only version or $500 with Blu-ray. (If you have good broadband and don’t have a need for optical discs — used games, Blu-ray movies, old PS4 games — go with the $400 one.) Despite being scheduled to kick off on Thursday, most retailers jumped the gun by unexpectedly taking preorders on Wednesday — and selling out of their preorder allotments in some cases within minutes.
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Walmart delivered an additional round of preorders on Thursday night at 6 p.m. PT, only for those to sell out in under a minute.
Even if you’re lucky enough to snag a preorder, you may not receive your shiny new PS5 on launch day. Amazon recently emailed some of the first wave of PS5 shoppers that they “may not receive this item on the day it is released due to high demand.”
Right now, we can’t find any consoles available for preorder. That’s hardly surprising after the virtual mayhem we saw during launch day on Sept. 16 — retailer preorder pages came online, went down like they were being hit with denial-of-service attacks, and sold out faster than we could update this story. All the inventory at major retailers has come and gone, though there are still some accessories (like the new DualSense Wireless Controller) available for preorder. Here’s where we stand as of the most recent publication time. (This story was published earlier and is updated frequently, but feel free to click through the links below — maybe you’ll get lucky.)
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At Amazon’s HQ for the PS5, you can see eye-candy images of PS5 accessories like the DualSense charging station, Pulse 3D wireless headset and HD camera. But click through on the actual console page, and you’ll find no way to order at present.
GameStop has sold through its preorder console inventory. You can order some PS5 accessories, though:
By my count, Best Buy’s preorder inventory lasted the longest, but it eventually succumbed to demand. You can still get the accessories, though.
Target was one of the first retailers to sell out. You can still preorder a controller:
Walmart is sold out of preorders too. The controller is still available, though:
Sony was letting users register here for the opportunity to preorder a PS5, but as of Thursday night, the page says “Registration is now closed.”
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